Crest Pro-Health VS Scope Mouthwashes: Questions Answered

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Crest Pro-Health VS Scope Mouthwashes: Questions Answered

Two well-known types of mouthwash made by Proctor and Gamble are Crest Pro-Health and Scope. Here we explore their similarities and differences.

Does Crest Pro-Health Rinse discolor teeth Brown and Blue?

Crest Pro-Health Rinse can contribute to transient, surface-level brown tooth discoloration – like all mouthwashes that effectively fight plaque and gingivitis. Tooth discoloration could be one indication, in some individuals, that the product is performing. However, after the rinse destroys germs in your mouth, the necrotic microbes can accumulate on the tooth surface and create the appearance of a brownish stain. In addition, some factors can exaggerate tooth discoloration, such as existing tartar on teeth, consumption of colored drinks of red wine, coffee, and tea, or tobacco use.

Brown tooth discoloration from mouthwashes that effectively fight plaque and gingivitis is not harmful. Furthermore, it is reversible – and mostly preventable – through options like brushing with an electric toothbrush and using appropriate toothpaste, flossing, and visiting St. Lawrence Dentistry regularly.

Can I Use Mouthwash After Using Whitestrips?

It’s OK to rinse with an over-the-counter mouthwash after using Crest 3D White Whitestrips. However, Dr. Hawryluk recommends using Crest 3D White Multi-Care Whitening Rinse to aid in maintaining your whiter teeth.

Does Crest Pro-Health Rinse lead to loss of taste?

Crest Pro-Health Rinse does not cause enduring taste alteration. Oral care products, including active ingredient CPC, may cause a transient aftertaste, or brief change in the taste of food, in a tiny percentage of people. However, CPC stays in the mouth for long periods, which allows the rinse to deliver its 12-hour benefit. In addition, after taste/change in food, taste typically goes away shortly after stopping to use the product.

How does Crest Pro-Health Rinse contrast to Scope or Listerine?

Scope is a mouthwash prepared to kill bad breath microbes, delivering minty-fresh breath. Crest Pro-Health Rinse supplies important health benefits that many common types of mouthwash do not. It eradicates 99% of germs that cause plaque and gum inflammation, as well as those that cause bad breath, without the burn of alcohol. Scope is a cosmetic mouthwash formulated to kill germs connected with bad breath. Crest Pro-Health is an antigingivitis/antiplaque oral mouthwash – which destroys microbes that cause bad breath, plaque, and gingivitis.

Why Does Mouthwash Burn?

Adding a rinse to your oral hygiene practice ensures a more thorough clean, but does the sizzling sensation mean the mouthwash is performing, or is it a manifestation of something else? Most mouthwashes destroy bad breath microbes and help combat plaque microbes, but the burning sensation you feel? That’s alcohol*. Look for a gentler yet effective clean with an alcohol-free mouthwash. You’ll encounter less burn and fewer harsh signs that alcohol can cause. Also, mouthwashes infused with an antibacterial agent help fight plaque below the gum line for a clean that’s instantly refreshing and effective. *Alcohol is not a necessary ingredient for an efficacious mouthwash. Depending on your distinctive oral care needs, there is an assortment of non-alcoholic mouthwash choices available.

What is the Best Mouthwash for Braces?

Braces help untangle your smile, but cleaning between brackets and wires can be difficult, leaving debris particles and decay-causing bacteria behind. In addition, without proper oral care, while wearing braces, you risk developing cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. Try rinsing with mouthwash for braces to help protect your teeth and ensure they stay healthy while straightening.

Is Alcohol Needed in Mouthwash to Kill Germs & Bacteria?

No. In alcohol-containing mouthwashes, alcohol is not the active ingredient; it helps to stabilize the formula. However, there are reports alcohol contributes to dry mouth at high concentrations, which can worsen bad breath and the growth of more germs. The formulation of Crest Pro-Health Rinse kills germs that cause plaque, gingivitis, and bad breath without burning alcohol. As a result, crest Pro-Health Rinse is a leading mouthwash brand with a high percentage of repeat consumers.

Why Does Scope Contain Alcohol?

Scope contains a low percentage of alcohol to help solubilize our cool, refreshing flavors and preserve the formula. Scope is safe and effective when used as directed.

What to Do if I Swallowed Mouthwash?

You should spit out your mouth rises. Even natural mouthwash products may have components that can be poisonous if consumed in large quantities.

Dr. Allan Hawryluk
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Dr. Allan Hawryluk

Allan Hawryluk Jr. is a Mississauga-based dentist who has built a reputation for comprehensive dental care. Born and raised in Port Credit, he returned after completing his dental residency in 2003 at the University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center. He feels privileged to serve the community and is committed to maintaining our clinic standards set by his late father - Dr. Allan R. Hawryluk (Sr).